Aging Missouri Varietals

Feb 2016- Aging Wine

Aging Missouri Varietals

All wines need to be store differently to allow them to age properly. Here we take a look specifically at Missouri varieties. Find out when to drink and how to store all of your favorite Missouri wines.

Properly Storing Wine

Feb 2016- Aging Wine

Properly Storing Wine

You've accumulated cases of wine and you need a place to put it all. When you just can't drink your collection of vino quickly enough, it might be time to think about storing it. In order for young wines to grow into their full potential and maturity, you must consider the best way to store those beautiful bottles.

Aging Wine 101

Feb 2016- Aging Wine

Aging Wine 101

The idea of how long to age and knowing the perfect time to open a bottle has been long debated. This month, as we explore deeper into the question of "when to open?", here is some basic information to begin the discussion.

What to Expect When Visiting a Winery

Sept 2015- Harvest and Winery Trips

What to Expect When Visiting a Winery

Not sure what to expect when visiting a winery? Let us help with a few tips on how to get the most out of your trip to the vineyards this Fall.

Harvest: the Winemaker's Perspective

Sept 2015- Harvest and Winery Trips

Harvest: the Winemaker's Perspective

Picking grapes seems easy enough, but from a winemaker's perspective, Harvest is a time of both anticipation and patience.

Vignoles Vacation

August 2015- Vignoles

Vignoles Vacation

Can Vignoles actually whisk you away to a tropical island? Well, maybe not, but the bold flavors of this white grape variety give you that tropical feel....in a glass.

Varietal Tasting of Vidal Wines

June 2015- Vidal Blanc

Varietal Tasting of Vidal Wines

A typical day at the winery turned into a varietal tasting of Vidal and reminder of why we love what we do. Read on to compare a Dry 100% Vidal, an oaked 100% Vidal, and a sweet Vidal blend.

Vidal Blanc's Starring Role

June 2015- Vidal Blanc

Vidal Blanc's Starring Role

Like any extraordinary actor that must play many roles seamlessly, Vidal Blanc also takes on many characters and roles. Versatile and able to change into most any style of wine, Vidal Blanc is a winemaker's best friend.

Sparkling Wines for Any Time

May 2015- Exploring Sparkling Wines

Sparkling Wines for Any Time

It doesn't have to be a fancy occasion or even a celebration to pop open a bottle of the bubbly. Sparkling wine can be enjoy in a pair of jeans on the back patio. Read on as Gabe has fun exploring the misconceptions of Sparkling wines. You might just open a bottle tonight.

Sparkling Wine Basics

May 2015- Exploring Sparkling Wines

Sparkling Wine Basics

Our cellar master, Gabriel Miller, explores the different methods of making a sparkling wine from true Champagne to a Missouri Sparkling wine. Learn about the wine making process and the different styles of sparkling wines.

The Origins of Traminette

April 2015- Traminette and Bottling

The Origins of Traminette

This intensely aromatic white wine has a history that dates back 50 years. Thriving in the midwest, it produces a beautiful bouquet of floral aromas and fruit-forward flavors.

Port- A Drink for the Ages

March 2015- Port

Port- A Drink for the Ages

Port is the age old drink that is one of the most complicated wines to create and gets better with time...10, 20, 30 years. Here is winemaker, Brandon Dixon's, take on making this smooth yet strong dessert wine.